Neo League 151 - #171: Hotaru vs Hinako

Description: Team Awesome! teammates meet, and fight, for the first time in Seijyun's Flower Garden. (Winner: Hinako)

Another day, another chance to expose the world to the glories of sumo! And maybe even get a few League points out of it, to boot. Not to mention a chance to meet another one of her teammates. Hinako has signed up for Team Awesome, but she hasn't actually gotten a formal introduction as of yet. But what better way to get to know somebody you'll be fighting with than by attempting to beat them in a fight? That's Hinako's line of thinking anyway. Not that she's a /violent/ girl. Heavens no. She just enjoys fighting!
Dressed in her regular purple dress, Hinako is crouched in the flower garden, looking happily at the flowers, seemingly ignoring the camera crews and officials around her who are busily setting up the fight and making sure that everything's ready. She's not really concerned with them... Just meeting Hotaru and having some fun.

Hotaru's been looking forward to this match, too; though Mimiru had told her that Hinako had agreed to join Team Awesome! and she knew the girl goes to Seijyun their paths hadn't crossed yet. Fortunately neither had too far to go to reach the designated match arena; the flower garden is one of Hotaru's favorite places for peace or war.
Hotaru's arrival is -just- on time, the girl running on in to take her place in the 'ring', waving to some of her classmates and friends. Itokatsu is hot on her heels, but only to spectate; he goes over to a favored classmate and sits on her shoulder.
"Hinako-san!" cries Hotaru as she comes to a halt, "I'm so glad to finally meet you!" Pant, pant.
Ok, she's ready now, and bows at Hinako.
"Well... this should be fun!" she says, "so, whenever you're ready..."

Hinako hops to her feet at Hotaru's entry, waving to the other girl. "Likewise, Hotaru-san! Let's have a good match, okay?" And with that, Hinako glances to the fight officials. They seem to be okay with the fight starting now, so she settles down into her combat stance, crouching forward with her hands in front of her. She grins at Hotaru for a moment, flexing her taped up fingers. "Have you ever fought a sumo before, Hotaru-san?"
Clapping her hands together, Hinako closes her eyes for a brief moment, then opens them and locks her gaze on Hotaru. She then pauses, and looks thoughtful for a moment. "Oh, let's try to be careful, okay? It'd be a shame to damage any of these flowers!" And then, back to ready for combat. Hinako begins slowly circling Hotaru once the other girl acknowledges the start of the fight, looking for an opening. This might not seem all that useful, but Hinako can charge forward with some impressive speed when she attacks.

COMBATSYS: Hinako has started a fight here.

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Hinako           0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Hinako focuses on her next action.

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Hinako           0/-------/-------|

Hotaru shakes her head in response to the question; she -hasn't- ever fought a sumo wrestler, certainly not a girl sumo wrestler... she wasn't aware they existed. Hotaru replies, "No, never... but it should be very interesting!" About the flowers, Hotaru merely nods, and as Hinako starts circling, Hotaru responds cautiously, twisting with some footwork to keep her balance, shoul Hinako decide to attack suddenly... she tries to watch Hinako to guess what's going to happen next, her eyes focused not on Hinako's movements, but the sumogirl's eyes.
"How did you meet Mimiru-san?" she asks, just out of idle curiosity.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru has joined the fight here.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Hinako

COMBATSYS: Hotaru focuses on her next action.

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Hotaru           0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Hinako

Hinako grins, waggling a finger at Hotaru. "'Interesting'? You have yet to see the real beauty, grace, and power of sumo! Anyone can do it with enough dedication, though! Maybe after this you'll be interested in learning! As for Mimiru-san... She came here to school, looking for people to join the team. She was challenging girls to fight her to see if they had what it takes, and I managed to pass her test. And now it's your turn to see what I've got! Hyah!"
And with that, the blonde girl springs forward, charging headlong at Hotaru. She attempts to crash right into the other girl, at the same time reaching up to slip an arm around her shoulders. She then attempts to use that grip as leverage to knock Hotaru forward off her feet and send her crashing right down to the ground.

COMBATSYS: Hinako successfully hits Hotaru with Kake Nage.

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Hotaru           0/-------/----===|=------\-------\0           Hinako

"UNGH!" That is Hotaru's elegant answer! To being knocked to the ground. Ow. That hurt a lot more than she thought it would... but she's far from out yet. She rolls back, over the grass, springing back up to her feet and dusting her clothing off.
"Wow, that was really good, Hinako-san! Try this out!" she cries, as she pulls a hand back, glowing with energy, thrusting it forward to create a pulsing, blue-white ball of chi that flies off towards Hinako.

COMBATSYS: Hinako endures Hotaru's Hakki Shou.

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Hotaru           0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0           Hinako

Whether it's a sound strategy or just plain stubbornness, Hinako is not about to let a chi blast tell /her/ what to do. She's jumped straight into larger blasts than this! Granted, she got blown up pretty well on most of those occasions... But not this time! Well, Hinako still gets blasted, but not enough to cause her to lose her forward momentum as she charges right /through/ the ball of blue-white chi, and continues barreling toward Hotaru. "Good one!"
And as she shouts, Hinako drives forward with her right hand, intending to slam into Hotaru's chest with an open-palmed strike. From a normal girl of Hinako's size, this wouldn't be that bad. But from Hinako? This is an attack that's meant to send men who are more than six times Hotaru's weight reeling backwards...

COMBATSYS: Hotaru dodges Hinako's Fierce Punch.

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Hotaru           0/-------/--=====|=====--\-------\0           Hinako

Hotaru twists away from the strike; she's familiar with palm striking techniques herself, but she doesn't choose to display them yet; instead she continues her twist, seeking to grab that outstretched arm and pull Hinako forward over a planted right leg and trip the girl to the ground... perhaps pulling inspiration from the technique Hinako just hit her with.

COMBATSYS: Hinako interrupts Strong Throw from Hotaru with Strong Throw.

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Hotaru           1/-------/=======|=======\-------\0           Hinako

Hinako does get pulled over Hotaru's leg, and that'd pretty much be it if this were a standard sumo match. But it'd be silly not to adapt one's fighting style when going up against opponents who don't follow the same rules. And so Hinako thrusts out with her left hand as she's thrown down, slamming it against the ground and preventing the rest of her body from doing the same. Meanwhile, Hinako's right arm goes up around Hotaru's neck, hooking around in a motion intended to send /her/ crashing down to the ground.

Another world of pain for Hotaru! She didn't expect her throw to be reversed like that, and she pays for it, landing heavily on her back. Ow. Ow ow ow... From the ground, she gasps, "Wow... you're really strong, Hinako-san..." Once more she rolls away, getting to her feet... looking ever more cautious. But pleased to have a strong teammate.
"Mimiru's instincts were right about you," she smiles, then she lunges forward, twisting her upper body as she goes, attacking with both arms, right then left, open-handed strikes from both hands; she turns a full three-sixty, while attacking, then abruptly twists herself back around the other direction, sliding to a halt with a palm strike aimed for Hinako's sternum--a technique very much like Hinako's palm thrust.

COMBATSYS: Hinako blocks Hotaru's Sou-Shou Shin.

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Hotaru           1/------=/=======|=======\-------\1           Hinako

Hinako's grin grows wider as she's complimented. "Hee... Yes, well, I have to be if I want to be a sumo, and to show that even a refined lady can do it!" A refined lady who can block palm strikes with her elbow, as Hinako proceeds to do, holding her arm steady as Hotaru's hand impacts it. And a refined lady who can respond by attempting to slam her palm into Hotaru's stomach, then use it as a leverage point to lift the girl up into the air and tosses her; done carefully to avoid the flowers of course. ...Hey, that's refined and graceful, really!

COMBATSYS: Hotaru interrupts Combo Throw from Hinako with Sou-Shou Ten-Ren-Ge EX.

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Hotaru           0/-------/---====|=======\======-\1           Hinako

Hinako's palm finds Hotaru's stomach, for sure; but this time the blue-haired girl isn't letting that stop her. This close, she can't miss, suddenly catching Hinako in a virtual storm of open-handed palm strikes and wrist blocks; Hotaru twists her body around as she drives Hinako backwards. Hotaru goes around twice, then suddenly changes vectors, bringing Hinako into the air with her as she spins tighter, hitting with shoulder and elbow. The finale to this combo is a diving knee strike, Hotaru's point of impact (her knees) flaring with blue chi that flows back to envelop her diving form.

Eep. Hinako's world flares up with blue-white light and pain as she gets knocked around and launched into the air before finally being slammed back down to the ground. Ow, ow, ow... Hinako /really/ does not like chi. Besides, shouldn't the human body be powerful enough that fighters don't need to mess around with light shows? Well, Hinako will just have to demonstrate why that might be the case!
"Oof... Pretty good, but now it's my turn! Dosukoi!" And with that sumo battle shout, Hinako charges at Hotaru, twisting to lead with her elbow as she attempts to crash into the other girl.

COMBATSYS: Hinako successfully hits Hotaru with Oo-ichiban.

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Hotaru           1/-----==/=======|======-\-------\0           Hinako

And Hinako slams into Hotaru like a freight train. A tiny, blonde, freight train. She then opens up with a blurring series of bone-jarring palm slaps in an attempt to drive Hotaru back step by painful step. Finally she slams both palms into the other girl's stomach, then pushes forward to wrap her arms around Hotaru's waist. Aww, she's giving her a hug. A hug which quickly grows uncomfortably tight, just before Hinako pulls and arches her back, sending Hotaru flying up, up, up into the air... At least there's no ceiling out here. Of course, that means Hotaru will have more time to accelerate on the way back down to the ground.

She -tried- to dodge--but she must have twisted an ankle on one of Hinako's throw techniques, because she fails. Battered around, then flung away, Hotaru twists in midair; she lands badly, but gets into a crouch.
"W-h---ow..." she gasps, one eye closed, bruises flowering on her cheeks and arms. "Y--you got me, Hinako-san... I'd leave it like this, but---" And suddenly she's springing to life once more, about to teach Hinako a primary tenet of Team Awesome, "Team Awesome doesn't give up!" And once again she's twirling, flying towards Hinako.. should she contact, she'll do it all again, the whirlwind rain of blows, the springing launch into the air with shoulders and elbows, and the diving, chi-assisted double knee kick. But regardless of hit or miss or block, she's done afterwards, slumping on the ground.

COMBATSYS: Hotaru can no longer fight.

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Hinako           0/-------/-======|

COMBATSYS: Hinako dodges Hotaru's Sou-Shou Ten-Ren-Ge.

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Hinako           0/-------/-======|

Hinako's not the fastest fighter out there... Sure, she can cover ground pretty quickly, but acrobatics aren't her thing. They're not all that useful in sumo. Still, there's one thing she can do when faced with someone flying at her with an intent to cause some serious damage-- and that's fling herself right down at the ground. In this situation, it actually works, letting Hotaru go sailing over her.
And then... Well, the manner in which Hotaru slumps to the ground shows the outcome of the fight, and it's not long before the officials are making their declarations. Hinako, meanwhile, is walking over to Hotaru and trying to help her up. "Thanks for the great match Hotaru-san! I had a lot of fun, and I hope you did too!"

COMBATSYS: Hinako has ended the fight here.

Hotaru, thusly, is helped up, and smiles, despite the pain coursing through her body. "It was a great match... and like I said, Mimiru was right to choose you for our team... I'm glad you joined... and now," she says, with a light laugh, "I need some aspirin..."

Log created by Hotaru, and last modified on 07:10:03 02/05/2006.